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Common Errors and Problems in English by Robert Allen

Common Errors and Problems in English


Common Errors and Problems in English by Robert Allen

The Penguin Writers' Guides series provide authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to gris with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Common Errors in English is a thorough A-Z checklist of the mistakes that often crop up in all aspects of written English. It gives ready and authoritative guidance on today's usage difficulties, being up-to-date with all the latest controversies, pitfalls and oddities of our language. Written in a lively style, with plenty of interest and humour, Common Errors shouldn't be far from the fingertips of anyone who does any kind of writing.

About the Author

Robert Allen is the consultant editor for all Penguin English Dictionaries and the series editor for the Penguin Writers' Guides. He edited a major new edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, was an associate editor of the Oxford Companion to English Language and directed work on Chambers 21st Century Dictionary. His recent titles for Penguin include Allen's English Phrases and How to Write Better English.

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Publication date

31st July 2008


Robert Allen

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Penguin Books Ltd


336 pages


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